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Title: Trends in Total Cloud Amount Over China (1951 - 1994)

Abstract

These total cloud amount time series for China are derived from the work of Kaiser (1998). The cloud data were extracted from a database of 6-hourly weather observations provided by the National Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) to the U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) through a bilateral research agreement. Surface-observed (visual) six-hourly observations [0200, 0800, 1400, and 2000 Beijing Time (BT)] of cloud amount (0-10 tenths of sky cover) were available from 196 Chinese stations covering the period 1954-94. Data from 1951-1953 were also available; however, they only included 0800, 1400, and 2000 BT observations.

Authors:

  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States).
Publication Date:
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394915
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.008

Citation Formats

Kaiser, Dale P. Trends in Total Cloud Amount Over China (1951 - 1994). United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.008.
Kaiser, Dale P. Trends in Total Cloud Amount Over China (1951 - 1994). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.008
Kaiser, Dale P. 1999. "Trends in Total Cloud Amount Over China (1951 - 1994)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.008. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394915. Pub date:Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1999
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abstractNote = {These total cloud amount time series for China are derived from the work of Kaiser (1998). The cloud data were extracted from a database of 6-hourly weather observations provided by the National Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) to the U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) through a bilateral research agreement. Surface-observed (visual) six-hourly observations [0200, 0800, 1400, and 2000 Beijing Time (BT)] of cloud amount (0-10 tenths of sky cover) were available from 196 Chinese stations covering the period 1954-94. Data from 1951-1953 were also available; however, they only included 0800, 1400, and 2000 BT observations.},
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